Postcards From Success - San Diego, CA

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Real Estate Agent - Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - CA BRE# 01261476
In his blog posts, Thomas invites you into his business, his personal life and his beloved city of San Diego, CA. He authentically shares about his life in San Diego as a husband, father, REALTOR® and real estate business owner. He enjoys living and working in both the Mission Bay Park area and the UTC/La Jolla area, the popular University Towne Centre community that hosts UCSD and one of San Diego's most robust Real Estate Market Areas. Enjoy the posts, share your feedback and please comment on his pearls of wisdom and nuggets of gold.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
This is a continuation from: Grateful For The Struggle (part 1)(Week 4, Post 3 of the Active Rain Challenge) In part one I discussed some of the challenges in my life and business I was grateful for, because of what they made of me (and revealed about me). Having gone through many challenges succ...
11/29/2022
   Grateful For The Struggle?  (Week 2, Post 2 of the Active Rain Challenge) When I moved to San Diego in 2003 my career started completely over, I knew nobody and worse; nobody knew me. But I had 1 year of savings set aside to carry me for this situation,  I had my Working By Referral System and...
11/20/2022
Fear is caused by either the threat of immediate physical danger or it's the absence of facts, so we fill in the narrative with worst case scenarios. Fear is also caused by the absence of GRATITUDE in your life.People say this market is challenging. May I remind you that they were saying that abo...
11/11/2022
Thank You Brenda Mayette for inspiring this post with your questions!  STRO's = Short-term Residential Occupancy DwellingsThis affects residential properties in the City of San Diego, not the County, so areas like Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Santee, that do not fall within the City of San Diego jurisd...
11/01/2022
The Active Rain October Challenge:Keep Your Fork Honey, There's Pie!I was at having lunch in a little café on the Sonka's Apple Ranch (now known as Cover's Apple Ranch) just Northeast of the Jamestown/Sonora areas of the California Gold Country over 25 years ago, enjoying their famous chicken pot...
10/30/2022
Happy Anniversary!!! Wow, October is a BIG month in my life and 2022 especially:October 4: My son Wyatt's 25th BirthdayOctober 5: 20 years of Marriage to Ailina Nelson October 11: 23 years with Buffini & Company October 19: 14 Years on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network!I remember 14 years ago, n...
10/19/2022
"Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Basketball Coach, John WoodenYour action for today is to look at a recent situation that didn't go the way you wanted it to and adjust your perspective to see something positive in it. This is a valuable tool i...
10/02/2022
"#1 Don't Stop!  #2 Keep Going!"~ Frank ZappaUpon being asked:"What's your best advice for any young musician?"Your action today is to revisit a projectyou've set aside and need to revisit.A book, cleaning your office, learning a language,practicing your guitar, etc.Design An Extraordinary Day! 👉...
09/27/2022
I've been a REALTOR® for 23 years and 5 months at the time I'm writing this. I've been on Active Rain for 14 of those years. I have encountered squatters, naked men walking out the showers when the house was supposed to be vacant, naked women walking out the showers when the house was supposed to...
09/27/2022
Yep, Brian England visited us in Bay Park - San Diegotoday and we had a lot of fun...finally meeting in person!Thank You Jeff Dowler, CRS and Norm of Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI for making the trip too!Fun to realize...3 of the Top 5 San Diego County AR Bloggers were here today!#1 Jeff#...
09/19/2022